Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft is the world leader in computing software. At Microsoft, the empleyees are motivated and inspired every day by how their customers use their software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. They are committed long term to the mission of helping people realize their full potential through innovation. 
     Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software statups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. The program also includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creatin of web applications and services. In addition, BizSpark offers technical support, business training and a network of over 2,000 partners to connect members with incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters. Since it was established in 2008, more than 50,000 companies in over 100 countres have joined BizSpark. One can apply for BizSpark on